The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 12, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica News RSF_en News ZimbabweAfrica Receive email alerts Organisation Follow the news on Zimbabwe Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail to go further An eight-page edition of the independent The Daily News hit the news stands on the streets of the capital Harare on the morning of 22 January, ending a ban of more than four-months that was lifted by the High Court the evening before.Reporters Without Borders welcomed the return of the beleaguered newspaper:”We are very happy to see the country’s only independent daily back on sale, ” said the international press freedom organisation. “It is good news for pluralism of news and information in Zimbabwe. The local people finally have access to critical news, quite distinct from what appears in the official press.””We hope that this episode in the story of The Daily News is now closed and the authorities will allow the newspaper’s journalists to work in complete freedom and safety,” it added.Managing director of the press group that owns The Daily News, Sipepa Nkomo, said the first special edition carried already-published articles and was solely designed to advertise the fact that the newspaper was back.The Supreme Court had declared The Daily News illegal on 11 September 2003, because it had not been registered with the Media and Information Commission as required by the law on Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).The newspaper had refused to register because it contested the constitutional basis of the AIPPA. Police moved in to close the newspaper on 12 September and sealed the premises. A few days later the security forces, acting without a warrant, seized dozens of computers belonging to the press firm. Some 50 journalists and executives of the Daily News were charged with working illegally between the end of September and the end of October.The Daily News was named winner in the Media category of the 2003 Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France press freedom award on 10 December. News January 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily News hits the news stands again September 1, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell An eight-page edition of the independent The Daily News hit the news stands on the streets of the capital Harare on the morning of 22 January, ending a ban of more than four-months that was lifted by the High Court the evening before. Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities to allow the newspaper’s journalists to work in complete freedom.
ILOILO City – Vice Gov. John Edward Gando of Guimaras is on home quarantine. “Any flu-like symptoms such as fever, difficulty of breathing, and/or cough should be immediately consulted with physicians or reported to the nearest health facility. Confirmatory testing for close contacts shall follow DOH Department Memorandums 2020-0258,” according to Convocar./PN He made the decision himself after learning that eight doctors of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “I have no close contact with the doctors. Ang na atubang ko staff man lang kag wala man ako nagtinir. But we have to comply with the protocols,” Gando stressed. Vice Gov. John Edward Gando. PROVINCE OF GUIMARAS According to Gando, he was at the hospital for some laboratory tests and ultrasound on June 26 – two days before the Department of Health (DOH) made the announcement about the eight doctors’ positive COVID-19 test results. Earlier, DOH Region 6 director Dr. Marlyn Convocar issued this public advisory: “The public is hereby advised to immediately contact DOH Western Visayas, the City Health Office and/or their respective local government units through Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) if they have visited (St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo) from June 23-28.” They were advised to go on home quarantine for 14 days. His going on voluntary quarantine is an adherence to the safety protocols that the provincial government of Guimaras set, Gando told Panay News.
Carroll, 22, has had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Derby and QPR and enjoyed Europa League experience at White Hart Lane. Press Association The Swans confirmed via their official website that Carroll will be available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture at home against Burnley. The England Under-21 international has made 23 appearances for Tottenham and will strengthen Swansea’s midfield options with Leon Britton and Jay Fulton currently out injured. Swansea have signed Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll on loan for the remainder of the season, subject to international clearance.
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson shares lead after Round 2 suspended due to inclement weather
Jordan Spieth joins the tie for first place, but he still has eight holes to play.Spieth used his putter to move him into a tie for second, and then first. He’ll be working with much softer greens Saturday after the rainfall. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Brian Gay, Scott Langley sit atop the leaderboard; Phil Mickelson in 3rd What a read by @JordanSpieth.He’s 2 back at the @ATTProAm.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/8JxrOCJrOL— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 8, 2019Jason Day and Scott Piercy trail the leaders in sixth (9 under) and seventh place (8 under), respectively, but will also have to finish their second round early Saturday.Play will continue at 7:10 a.m. PST with the third round expected to begin as scheduled Saturday at 8 a.m. PST. Play at the @ATTProAm has been suspended.No more golf today. ☂ pic.twitter.com/J13M7kSLDK— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 8, 2019A few golfers were able to get a full round of 18 holes in before the rain fell on the West Coast.Phil Mickelson, Lucas Glover, Scott Langley and Paul Casey were able to sign their scorecards and share the top spot on the leaderboard at 10 under. Related News Things are getting crowded at the top of the leaderboard at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but the second round leader won’t be determined until Saturday.Friday’s round was suspended due to inclement weather and will now have to be played on “Moving Day” along with round three. The cut also won’t be determined until every golfer finishes their second round.
In this month’s column, Cool Planet Champion for Donegal Nuala Carr looks ahead to the local and European elections and why it is important to find out where candidates stand on climate change.The Paris Agreement, which is a United Nations Agreement to tackle Global Climate Change, was signed and ratified by Europe in 2016, with a total number of 195 States signed as of February 2019. Ireland, as part of the European Union, has agreed to mitigate global warming by reducing human emissions of greenhouse gases and increasing carbon sinks through, for example, reforestation. Ireland’s performance in tackling climate change was found to be the second-worst of all the EU member states, out performed in inaction only by Poland, according to a study carried out by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe in 2018 (http://www.climatenetwork.org). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in October 2018 (https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/) stating the limited time we have left to reduce our emissions and slow down the effects of global warming. We must act now if we are to limit the average global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.A growing number of civilians throughout the world are protesting due to the lack of action shown by governments worldwide. Greta Thunberg’s followers in the Fridays for Future school strikes are multiplying on a weekly basis and are strongly supported by Sir David Attenborough, while Extinction Rebellion protests are causing disruption in major cities throughout the world to raise awareness of species extinctions that are being caused by climate change. The Welsh government took a brave stance earlier this week and declared a ‘climate emergency’, in the hope of leading the way for all governments around the world. The Scottish and English governments have followed their example, placing the UK parliament at the forefront of governmental climate action. Let’s hope we actually see some action now! Wicklow County Council have taken the lead in Ireland by declaring a “biodiversity and climate-change emergency”. Will the Irish government and elected politicians be courageous enough to take the required action?For all local government and European parliament candidates running for election on May 24th, 2019, take cognisance of the urgent action required to curb Ireland’s accelerating emissions and be ready to act. For the Electorate, please use your vote wisely in the upcoming elections. Don’t be afraid to ask each candidate what their intentions are to counteract global warming and vote for those who will have the courage and wisdom to act. Our futures will depend on immediate action!Nuala Carr has many years of experience in industry as an environmental consultant, having trained as an ecologist in the University of Ulster, Coleraine. She has worked as a project manager for engineering companies, managing the environmental impact assessment and planning stages for infrastructure projects, such as onshore wind farm developments. Nuala is now carrying out research on the social acceptance of marine renewable energy through Queen’s University Belfast.Should anyone wish to learn more about climate change, please contact Nuala to arrange an informal talk or presentation for your local school, community group, business or organisation. Email: [email protected] climate conscious vote – with Cool Planet Champion Nuala Carr was last modified: May 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:climate changeCool Planet championElectionsnuala carrvote
South Africa’s film and television makers are urged to submit their entries to the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) before the closing date on 16 October 2017. You could be the next to join the list of winners, so enter now and show us what you have got.The 2018 South African Film and Television Awards could be your chance to prove your mettle and pit yourself against the best filmmakers in the country. Submit your entry and show us what you have got. (Image: South African Film and Television Awards)Brand South Africa reporterThe 12th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), brought to you by Mc Café, is nearly upon us, and the call for entries is open to South African filmmakers to pit their products against the best the country has to offer.Filmmakers are urged to submit their entries on www.saftasonline.co.za before the clock strikes on 16 October 2017.The SAFTAs are managed under the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency that falls under the Department of Arts and Culture.The awards play an important role in the growth, development and transformation of South Africa’s film industry, giving recognition and reward for creativity, quality and filmmaking excellence.The SAFTAs also serve to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of new talent within the industry, feeding the aspirations of young filmmakers, actors and actresses.For more than a decade some of South Africa’s best films, television shows, actors and actresses have been on the SAFTAs stage, showcasing the creative genius working its magic on our screens. Now in their 12th year, the awards promise to be bigger and better than ever before, fuelling the passion of the local industry.“If you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win the raffle.” You could be the next to join the list of awards winners, so enter now and show us what you have got.SAFTAs 2018: changing with the timesThe SAFTA committee is made up of the countries film and television giants SABC, DStv, eTV and StarSat as well as the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) and the South African Screen Federation (Sasfed).True to the spirit of development and growth, the SAFTAs have been modified to improve the experience and keep it relevant.“It is crucial after each edition of the SAFTAs to introspect and seek possible ways to modify the awards for continuous improvement,” said Zama Mkosi, CEO of the NFVF.“Following the SAFTAs, 11 post review meetings with the Adhoc and SAFTAs committees, the categories were workshopped and reduced. The objective is to create consistency and uniformity that reflects the South African film and television industry.”The total number of awards has been reduced to 80 plus four discretionary awards, totalling 84 awards up for grabs. The awards ceremony is set to take place between 22 and 24 March 2018.Send in your submission and you could be up on the SAFTAs stage come March next year.Source: National Film and Video Foundation, South African Film and Television AwardsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No change in our forecast this morning, except we are extending our dry pattern another day. We now look dry today through next Monday. A few clouds may work across northwest Ohio later this afternoon and evening, but they likely do very little. Temps will be in the 70s and lower 80s again today, and then will slowly work higher through the rest of the week and weekend. We should be normal to above normal this weekend and nearly next week. As humidity builds late in the week, it will begin to feel more uncomfortable, but nothing like last week and last weekend’s heat. We still have moisture arriving early next week, but now it looks to mostly move through the state Tuesday, and have some additional action Wednesday. Combined rain totals will end up being around a quarter to three quarters of an inch with coverage at around 70%. However, on either day, we likely end up with coverage around 50%. This will be a slow moving, drawn out frontal boundary passage with a couple of pulses of moisture around. Then, we see a significant cluster of thunderstorms moving across southern IL and into southern Indiana overnight Wednesday night into Thursday August 1st. However, right now this looks like it could and should fall apart before getting into Ohio, so we are leaving strong thunderstorms out of our forecast at this time. The map at right shows rain totals through next Thursday. The extended pattern continues to hold some instability. After the stronger thunderstorms come in Wednesday night and Thursday, we have to allow for some pop up scattered showers over the rest of the state on through the following weekend. Right now, the set up holds with only 30% each day, but like we said yesterday, right now we also can’t rule them out anywhere either. This kind of pattern will support higher humidity and above normal temps.
One of the hottest topics of discussion in sport in the recent past has been the possible demise of Test cricket. From administrators to players – past and present – this had become such a fancy topic that all kinds of suggestions were made as to how one could ensure sustained interest in the longest form of the game.Looking back, that seems like a futile exercise as the 2,000th Test match gets underway at Lord’s next Thursday. And what makes it even more special is this will be the 100th Test between India and England.Virender Sehwag’s triple century in Multan is undoubtedly one of India’s greatest Test moments.The previews for what is expected to be a razor-sharp series have already started coming in. Be it the armchair critics or the serious columnists, the unanimous view is that this Test series will be very intense and for India to maintain their No. 1 status will not be easy.The coming weeks will see high-voltage action and, even as fans are kept guessing as to when Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th international century, I am of the view that Test cricket has survived every challenge.In the old days, Tests were about cricket being played at an almost leisurely pace and how the men in white flannels epitomised good manners and playing in the spirit of the game.Today, Test cricket is played so hard that even the umpires come under intense pressure and the use of technology has become a must. Yet, the beauty of the game is that while there have been innumerable series involving the top nations, some remain etched in memory.advertisementFrom the Indian point of view as well, Test cricket is the ultimate thing.In an era when the slam-bang Twenty20 format has made it cricket plus huge commerce, Tests have still maintained an exalted status for all those who are involved in it, including the spectators.If people reflect on the glory of India in Test cricket, images of 1971 come in a flood, with the series wins in England and the West Indies standing out prominently.After that as well, there have been some amazing matches, with the second tied Test between India and Australia at the Chepauk in 1986 being right on top for the sheer drama and excitement it produced.Those of us who were fortunate enough to see Anil Kumble weave magic against Pakistan at the Kotla in February 1999 can never get over his 10-wicket haul in one innings.And when you rewind to the more recent years, the application which Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman showed against the mighty Australians in the Kolkata Test in 2001 – where they shared a fifthwicket stand lasting over a day – figures at the top. The same goes for Virender Sehwag’s triple hundred at Multan in 2004.When one compares all these Test performances with one-day cricket and T20, what stands out is how the longer version hasn’t needed much tinkering.The ODIs began as a 60-overs-a-side affair and currently last 50 overs each innings. From whites to coloured clothing, and the white ball instead of the red cherry, it is the ODIs which have needed more changes to sustain themselves.Add to it the rule changes, field restrictions and what not to make the game more attractive, those who run the sport have their hands full. Again, the birth of T20 is a tinkering of the ODI format, as it is believed people want to watch instant cricket just as they want to have instant Maggi noodles!But Test cricket has pretty much remained a constant and has survived all the competition well.At a time when the ICC needed to break its head about how many teams there should be in the 2015 World Cup, Tests are the preserve of elite nations, as I see it.When you talk of series involving any of India, Pakistan, Australia, England, South Africa and Sri Lanka, the action has been high voltage and nobody can complain of it having been boring.However, for maintaining the sanctity of Tests, the ICC needs to ensure the minnows aren’t playing too many lop-sided series.So what is it about the Tests that any player worth his salt wants to prove himself in the format?The answer is simple: Test cricket is the ultimate test of a player’s skill and temperament and, even in this age, a bowler or a batsman has a chance of turning things around dramatically.Today, huge chases in Test cricket bring about excitement and no one can complain there is no instant gratification in it.advertisementLooking back, there are three big incidents which rocked Test cricket and yet it survived.From the infamous Bodyline series to Kerry Packer’s breakaway World Series Cricket and the ugly match-fixing scandals, each one threatened to rock the edifice of cricket.And yet, Test cricket remains the pinnacle where the skill, stamina, concentration and application of a player are tested to the hilt. And that is why, even for someone like Yuvraj Singh, who was such a big part of India’s World Cup triumph, the England series will be a challenge.Folks, this is the time to celebrate the romance of Test cricket.
DONE DEAL: Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite joins Leganesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMiddlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has joined Spanish club Leganes on loan until the end of the season.The 27-year-old Denmark forward has not scored for Boro since asking to leave the club at the end of August.It is the second time Braithwaite has left Boro on loan since joining them in July 2017, having spent the second half of last season at French club Bordeaux.”He wanted to go in the summer. He has got his move now,” manager Tony Pulis said after Tuesday’s game at Derby. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
This is a pretty common question and there are generally two different ways to tackle this. The first way is to ask a question of yourself: what exactly are you trying to build? If you know exactly what kind of app or website you’re trying to create, your answer might be a simpler one. If you’re trying to build an iOS or Mac app, learning Objective-C and XCode are the way to go. If you’re trying to build an application for the Android platform, then I would suggest Java and the Android SDK. If you need to build an awesome website for your business, learn HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and it’s also good to know your way around WordPress themes.If you want to build the next amazing SaaS (Software as a Service), you’ll probably want to get started with HTML5 and CSS3 then jump into Ruby and then Rails for rapid prototyping. The best part about this approach is that your motivation is to finish whatever project you set out to finish, so hopefully this will help you structure your learning a bit more. For instance, if you’re building a basic database driven application that can store user information, you’ll know that you have to learn about database theory and how to enact a basic user authentication scheme to sign users up, in, and out. The parts can be broken down fairly easily.Related: Finding the Right Coding Bootcamp for YouThe second approach to the question is the more general one. You’re interested in programming because you heard from a friend that it could be a really cool thing to check out. Maybe you’ve always wanted to know more about it, or you think it will help you professionally to understand it better. In this case, I’d recommend starting slow so you don’t get overwhelmed. Start with HTML and CSS and then graduate to a fun language like Ruby or Python so you understand the basic tenets of programming. Both of these languages are fairly beginner-friendly but also allow for robust and deep use later on if you decide to delve further into coding. Also, the concepts you learn will be transferrable to other languages and technologies you may want to learn in the future.The most important thing with both of these approaches is not to get overwhelmed. There will be times when you’re frustrated beyond belief by a certain problem. I encourage you to take a break and come back to the problem later with a fresh perspective and nine times out of ten, the answer will be there for you. Also, don’t forget that no programmer knows everything. “Google is your friend” is a phrase I often say to my students. There are a ton of great places to search for answers online. The most important thing is just to start learning.Related: 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 20, 2014